CHS to Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the First Graduation
Posted by Bridget Martinson on 3/19/2015
Chesterton High School will celebrate the 125th anniversary
of the first graduating class of the school throughout the upcoming
months, according to Jeff Van Drie, principal at Chesterton High School.
year is an important milestone for our school and community,” said Van
Drie. “We have a number of events being planned by a committee composed
of students, faculty, alumni, area residents, and representatives from
community groups and the Westchester Township History Museum.”
1890, two students, Hanna Whitcomb and May Wilber, were the first
graduates of Chesterton High School. Now, in the 124 years following,
over 12,000 individuals have graduated from the school.
fitting that we mark the celebration of this year’s graduating class at
Chesterton High School by celebrating a legacy of quality education in
our community,” added Van Drie.
“All of the members of the
committee are excited to plan the events celebrating this unique
milestone,” stated Ralph Ayres, Duneland School Board president and a
graduate of Chesterton High School.
The planning committee will
incorporate the creation of a logo designed by a CHS student that will
include the legacy of education at Chesterton High School, Liberty
Township High School and Jackson Township High School. Liberty and
Jackson Schools were merged with Westchester Township and portions of
Pine Township to create the Duneland School in 1968. For more
information on the history of Chesterton High School click on the links to the left.
Drie stated that there will be numerous events and activities announced
as the committee finalizes each portion of the celebration. The
graduation of the Class of 2015 is scheduled for June 4, 2015.